I saw this book on *Netgalley and fell in love with the cover so I just had to go ahead and add it to the pile of books I'm reading this summer.
Benji saved some seeds last year from a banana squash and has waited a very long time to plant them. Over several weeks and months he lovingly tends to his plant till finally, it is ready to be picked and eaten.
This was a cute book and I can see many children enjoying it especially those who are interested in plants and gardening. I like that it was a boy who was doing the planting as way too often our society seems to think of gardening as a girl thing.
I'll be honest I've never had banana squash before and after reading this book I had to look up some recipes and I think I very well may give it a go!
The highlight of this book though is the illustrations. They are gorgeous and there are so many great little and hidden details. Among my favorites was the mouse lounging on a pillow while eating berries.
4 out of 5 stars.
*I received a free ecopy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest opinion. This in no way influenced my review.